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Mar 16, 2007

Marketplace Money for March 16, 2007

Marketplace Money for March 16, 2007

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'A' stands for 'Another risky mortgage'

Mar 16, 2007
Another week has brought another worry about risky mortgages. Host Tess Vigeland talks about Alt-A loans with Chris Mayer, the Director of the Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School.

Valuable lessons in refinancing

Mar 16, 2007
Refinancing might get harder even if you don't have a subprime mortgage. John Dimsdale reports.

Selling in a slow market

Mar 16, 2007
You can use a lot of "S" words to describe the housing market: slumping, slowing, and surviving. So how do you sell in a buyers market? Tess Vigeland interviews Elizabeth Razzi, the author of "The Fearless Home Seller."

Services immigrants bank on

Mar 16, 2007
Some consumers use check-cashing and cash-transfer firms for money transactions. But those financial firms, including those in immigrant-heavy areas, are scrambling to meet new regulations. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Can I get a deal on that Warhol?

Mar 16, 2007
You don't need a t-note to buy beautiful works of art. Stacey Vanek Smith tours the cheaper side of the art market.

Straight Story: The health crisis

Mar 16, 2007
States and cities have made big health care promises to retired workers. Economics editor Chris Farrell says those promises might be broken.

Mailbag for Friday, March 16, 2007

Mar 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week, advice on helping a family member with mortgage payments, using wage insurance, and dealing with identity theft.

Buzzword: Cockroach theory

Mar 16, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance, "Cockroach Theory." You hear it, you see it, but…